Archive for 2016/01

Back From The Airport

I now like “Heard It In A Love Song.” I’m still shaking. I haven’t driven in snow that bad since the seventies. Vail Pass is closed and I’m wondering whether to bother trying to make it to Telluride tomorrow, since they’re expecting 18-36 inches. Now it didn’t snow all day. Well, there were a few […]

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Everybody comes from somewhere. Does everybody feel inferior and inadequate? I do. My mother always told me someone else was the expert, knew better, and I couldn’t compete. My father would lionize outcasts, with glasses and straight A’s, and it drove my older sister nuts, she still feels like she’s competing with Kathy Eckber. So […]


I’ve got to drive from Vail to Telluride. And I’m becoming more frightened by the minute. I used to do long distances all the time, twelve hours at a clip, I just put a cassette in the deck and off I’d go. But that was a long time ago, before Sirius XM, do I upgrade […]

Individuals Are Everything

The Doors could never replace Jim Morrison and Apple can’t replace Steve Jobs. They teach us to get along, tell us institutions are king, but the truth is America succeeds because it’s the land of rugged individuals with a vision who need to do it their way. That’s one of the reasons the music business […]